United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance (USVAA) is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization composed of a diverse group of dynamic, extraordinarily talented military veterans and artists located across the United States.

Founded in 2004, USVAA seeks to open doors for military veterans to work and thrive in America’s creative economy by providing opportunities in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry. With a solid track record of programming excellence in place, USVAA works tirelessly with veterans, artists, supportive individuals and organizations within the arts and veterans’ communities to find funding and support for individual and collaborative projects in photography, literature, theater, film, television, fine arts and a wide variety of crafts.

In addition to our work with veterans and artists, we strive first and foremost to highlight the talents of military veterans and the history of veterans who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities since the Revolutionary War. To date we have compiled biographical information on the over 550 military veterans who have made noted contributions to the arts and humanities since the founding of the United States.

As spokespersons in the veteran’s community and in our endeavors as artists, we work diligently to highlight issues of concern to veterans and their families. These issues include the transition from military to civilian life, education, employment, the effects of wartime and military service injuries such as PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and homelessness among veterans.

For more information about our work please visit our ABOUT PAGE.


USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop New Works Presentation
at the The Actor’s Gang 

In honor of our nation’s veterans and Veterans Day 2017, please join us for the USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop New Works Presentation at the The Actor’s Gang 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 7th.

The USVAA New Works program is a staged presentation of six scenes and selected readings from television and movie scripts, novels and memoirs written by veterans participating in our monthly writers’ workshop. Each scene will be performed and directed by accomplished actors and directors – many of them veterans.

The performance will be followed by an audience Q&A moderated by Timothy Wurtz and Sam Wolfson and a reception at the theater.

The 2017 Veterans Day Program features works by:

Sam Ameen
Sylvia Bowersox
Brian Hanson
Sydney Hoffner
Melissa Ritz
Andy Wellens

Cast members include Monique Edwards, Gary Cole, Kim Estes, Stephanie Maura Sanchez, Nadege August, Mark Valley, Christopher Sweeney, James Bane and others to be announced.

Directors for individual works include, Aimee Morgan, Mel Ritz, Carolyn Allport, David Fofi, Sam Wolfson and Timothy Wurtz.

Please RSVP to Eventbrite. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. The program begins at 7:30.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usvaa-new-works-presentation-at-the-actors-gang-tickets-38662919834

Parking is available at the Culver City Ince Parking Structure adjacent to Trader Joe’s. Payment is cash only. Limited street parking is also available.
For additional information about the event and the USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop please call 310 397 4500 or email keith@usvaa.org

Presented by United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance

Sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Actor’s Gang

Additional support provided by The Writers Guild Foundation,
The Culver Studios and New Filmmakers LA

USVAA United States Veterans Artists Alliance honored by Phi Beta Kappa Society Oct. 2017 Please click for more information.
USVAA and Phi Beta Kappa representatives at the Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences City of Distinction awards.

USVAA and Phi Beta Kappa representatives at the Phi Beta Kappa Arts & Sciences City of Distinction awards, October 17, 2017.

Moderated by our Colleague Christopher Sweeney and our Executive Director, Keith Jeffreys.

Christopher Sweeney was our Featured Colleague for June 2017 – read our interview with him HERE.  


Field & Stream® Introduces Trevor Denham-Designed T-Shirt, The First of a Series in Support of USVAA

USVAA is extraordinarily proud to announce that Field & Stream, a specialty outdoor retailer and product brand owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods, has introduced a series of t-shirts that display artwork designed by talented veterans starting with Trevor Denham (USMC). To further support veterans, and the passion and pride they exemplify for our country, Field & Stream will be donating 5% of the proceeds of the sale of the shirts directly to USVAA in support of our mission.

Above is one of the four designs currently on sale at more than 25 Field & Stream stores across the country and FieldandStreamShop.com

On behalf of everyone at USVAA we would like to thank the entire Field & Stream team for creating this opportunity for our colleagues. We look forward to introducing more veteran designed T-Shirts highlighting the importance of outdoor activities and the talent level of veterans working in the creative economy.

For more information about the T-Shirts please go here: FIELD AND STREAM ONLINE STORE
For more information about Trevor Denham, please visit his website or his listing at USVAA.

 


USVAA FEATURED ON PBS’ LAART PROGRAM


From honoring contributions, to supporting artistic endeavors to advocating for the concerns of our veterans and their families the United States Veterans Artists Alliance takes a creative approach to working with those who have given so much.

Dan Lauria Joins Annette Bening in IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER at the Douglas

Lexikat Artists, in association with Chapman University, presents Annette Bening, Dan Lauria and Ken Jenkins (replacing the previously announced James Caan) along with a cast including Kate Mansi (2017 Daytime Emmy winner), in a one-night only performance of the play IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA.

The play is a moving, dramatic reading of real wartime letters by soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen, as well as their family members at home.

If All the Sky Were Paper is a powerful, humorous and unforgettable play about one man’s search around the world for the “most extraordinary letters ever written,” and is based entirely on real life war letters-letters written by soldiers and their loved ones during wars from the American Revolutionary War to present emails from Afghanistan.

 

Please click HERE to read more at Broadway World.

Please click HERE to watch the clip.